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Old 05-26-2012, 09:41 PM
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The look of horror and betrayal when they realize you -- you who they thought was a fellow rescuer and doer of good -- had turned to the Dark Side and gotten a dog from <insert gasp here> a breeder.
omg I have seen this look!

And my personal fav, was the lady at the dog park who had just met Daisy & ran around announcing that she was a rescue & that's why she was so thin. I had to politely inform the woman that NO she was NOT, she was in SHAPE.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:48 PM
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One can't live life trying to please everyone. I've had a lot of people try to get on my case about buying a dog rather than rescuing. My boyfriend's had people on his case because his dog is from an oops litter (his mom's peke; the vet told them the bitch was spayed when she was two, at 12 years old she got out of the yard, had a puppy--it doesn't get more oops than that, right?). My parents have had people get in a snit because their rescue (er, lost and found? He was dumped near their house, whatever) is a purebred dog, and it's better to save a mix.

People are weird, and everyone draws 'the line' in a different place. If you tried to please everyone, you wouldn't be able to have a dog.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:59 PM
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Understandable that the resources to get one dog from Mexico to Canada would enable someone to rescue two dogs, but if you want a certain dog, why is it a bad thing? I don't understand how people can say it's okay to spend $500 to get a rescue dog from a breed rescue, or $2500 to buy a dog from a breeder, but not okay to spend $500 to fly a rescue dog in from another country.

Ideally everyone would find their perfect dog in their own town.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:13 PM
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Too true, RD.

Ideally, everyone would at least have a selection in their own town! I'm looking at flying in a dog, period. Rescue or breeder, simply because there are no dogs around here. Maybe 3-5 in the shelter, but that's it. There's two pet shops, but I'm definitely not getting a dog from there.

You do what you gotta do to find YOUR perfect dog. Dogs aren't accessories, they are companions. You can just pick American and say it's better than Mexican. Might work that way with purses, but not dogs.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:14 PM
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I got my two dogs close to home. Neither came from a rescue.

Eff the haters. Its Your dog, its your decision.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:19 PM
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People are silly...

...you are helping by giving a home to a dog that needs one. That is what is important...and this little one had little hope without RD and you!

Also there must be lots of pictures when you get her!!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:36 PM
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I posted about this on Facebook because this hits a personal nerve since I went through this from people when I got Cricket. Majority of the responses ate positive but one in particular is irritating me and I'm not sure how exactly I should respond yet.

The person said basically that "THOUSANDS of 'those dogs in your local shelter' are FROM OTHER COUNTRIES! It's BIG money now to IMPORT to fill our shelters."

Who said anything about importing to fill shelters? Cricket was brought into the country for me specifically. She will NOT EVER see a shelter. Talla was brought into the country for Leah specifically and will NOT see a shelter.... And so on....

Also, I keep up with the dogs we have in shelters and rescues. I have yet to see a dog in one of our rescues or shelters out here that was an imported street dog from another country.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:40 PM
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I tried to get a Great Pyrenees from Texas before I got Verde. There where/are a lot of dogs in our pounds that just did not click with me and a Pyr was one that would have. Anyway Im glad that didnt work out as I now have Verde.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:32 PM
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How dare you get a MexiDog!





Says the person who secretly wants one
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:36 PM
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Was Zaphod a Mexidog or an Arizdog?
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